KM/JD Consulting LLC renders impartial practice management advice to law firms on improving efficiency, increasing profits and reducing risk, emphasizing knowledge strategy. We're different because we start with the top-down strategic focus of improving efficiency, increasing profits or reducing risk and bring the perspective of extensive legal practice.
We are based in the San Francisco Bay area.
Jack Bostelman is our president and principal consultant. He has assisted leaders of law firms ranging from 200 to 1,000+ lawyers, on a wide variety of practice management initiatives, including those described in his accompanying blog. Jack is chair of the Knowledge Strategy Group within the American Bar Association's Law Practice Division.
Before founding KM/JD Consulting LLC, Jack practiced law in New York for 30 years as a partner of pre-eminent AmLaw 20 firm Sullivan & Cromwell.
Jack knows how law firms are managed and how lawyers share knowledge. During his tenure at Sullivan & Cromwell, Jack coordinated the firm's extensive securities practice worldwide, managed a practice group, was a member of the firm's opinion committee and its administrative committee, oversaw the IT department and was on the faculty for the lawyer training program.
Jack also supervised the firm's knowledge strategy initiatives for two decades - using existing workflow and designing new procedures to capture and make available relevant knowledge, selecting and implementing supporting software, and marketing the systems within the firm.
A nationally recognized transactional securities lawyer, Jack is past chair of the American Bar Association's securities registration committee. No stranger to complex projects, Jack also authored The Sarbanes-Oxley Deskbook (Practising Law Institute), a 3-volume legal treatise on corporate governance and securities reforms.
Jack was recognized as a New York Super Lawyer from 2006 through 2010.
Jack received his B.A. from Yale University (1975) and his J.D. from Columbia University (1979).
We have a top-down strategic view. We speak the managing partner's language. We bring the practicing lawyer's perspective. We're impartial. We look at the whole picture. We understand law as a business. We start with people and processes. Technology comes second. We know that details matter.